A feisty Vancouver homicide detective tracks down the most cunning of killers by trying to figure out the often unexpected motive to the crime.

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Series cast summary:
Kristin Lehman ...  Detective Angie Flynn / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
Louis Ferreira ...  Detective Oscar Vega / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
Brendan Penny ...  Detective Brian Lucas / ... 52 episodes, 2013-2016
Lauren Holly ...  Dr. Betty Rogers 52 episodes, 2013-2016
Warren Christie ...  Sergeant Mark Cross 27 episodes, 2014-2016
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A Vancouver based murder has just occurred and been discovered. At the beginning of each episode, not only is the victim(s) identified to the viewer, but also the killer(s). The disparate group of Vancouver Homicide detectives, with help from the Coroner's office, have to wade through the evidence which will lead them through the more often than not less than straightforward path to discovering the killer(s) and his/her/their motive. That motive often is not fully understood by the detectives until they catch the killer(s). One of those detectives, quick witted and acerbic tongued Angie Flynn, often has the competing priority of raising her son, Manny, as a single mother. Written by Huggo

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The MURDER is just the beginning. See more »


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English

Release Date:

23 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Мотив See more »

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In Motive, Kenny Johnson and Warren Christie both appear as police officers. This is their second time working together; the first was on NBC's Chicago Fire season Three as firefighters. Christie portrayed fireman Scott Rice, while Johnson portrayed fireman Tommy Welch. See more »

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Followed by The Dark Corner (2013) See more »

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21 October 2014 | by beachorchid800See all my reviews

Motive is a very special treat. I love how instead of figuring out "who dunnit" the show is based on "why they dunnit." It's such a great twist to try to come up with the motive. A show giving you the victim and the killer right up front is really turning the tables. You have to think in a slightly different way. It's a great concept that works. Sometimes murder mysteries are easy to figure out and very boiler plate. In Motive the acting is excellent. The stories are well thought out and don't follow a cookie cutter format. I look forward to every episode. I hope this show goes on for many seasons because quality TV is so very hard to find. This show is a gem! I highly recommend it!


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